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Day: October 5, 2020

Dstl releases free Baleen 3 data processing update

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has released a new free version of its popular data processing tool. Baleen 3 is a tool for building data processing pipelines using the open source Annot8 framework and succeeds Baleen 2, one of the first open source projects by Dstl, the science inside UK defence and security. It offers users the ability to search, process and collate data, and is suitable for personal and commercial applications. It has been used across government, and by industry and academia, and also internationally as well as in the UK.

The tool enables the creation of a bespoke chain of “processors” to extract information from unstructured data (e.g. text documents, images). For example, Baleen 3 could process a folder with thousands of Word Documents and PDFs in it to extract all e-mail addresses and phone numbers in those documents and store them in a database. As well as text, Baleen 3 can also find and extract images within those documents, perform OCR to find text within those images, translate that text into English, and then run machine learning models to find mentions of People within those images. Baleen 3 supports components developed within the Annot8 framework, and as a result it is easy to extend and develop further to cover new use cases and provide additional functionality. There are already a large number of components available for use within the Annot8 framework, including some previously developed by Dstl.

Following the release of Baleen 3, support for the existing Baleen 2 project will be withdrawn. Dstl is encouraging all users to move to using Baleen 3 where possible. Baleen 3 is built on top of newer technologies, and will be easier to maintain and deploy as a result of the upgrade. It also extends Baleen 2’s focus on text to support other forms of unstructured data, such as images. Baleen 3 is available to download now.

https://github.com/dstl/baleen

EX.CO launches Journey to accelerate product matching

EX.CO, a global content technology company, announced the launch of Journey, a decision tree-style content experience on the company’s interactive content creation suite. With Journey’s ability to adapt to a user’s responses. With Journey, each question presented to the user changes based on their previous response, creating a personalized and scalable “choose your own adventure” experience, and making it better for matching specific results such as product recommendations with users based on their unique series of responses. Journey is easily embeddable on any owned digital asset including websites, in apps or landing pages. CTA buttons and lead forms can be automatically integrated into Journey experiences leading consumers from the consideration stage of the sales funnel to the conversion stage.

https://ex.co

Expert System announces rebrand to Expert.ai

With more than 20 years’ industry experience in the Artificial Intelligence market, Expert System has rebranded to become expert.ai. This effort highlights the company’s vision to redefine what is possible in extracting value from language to make the most of information. As the AI market evolves, there is a growing demand from organizations to easily transform their information into knowledge and insight for better decision making with speed and accuracy. As part of this go to market transition, expert.ai is introducing a new logo, new corporate image and new website. The rebrand follows the rollout of the company’s 2020-2024 strategic plan which aims to accelerate global growth and capitalize on the flourishing artificial intelligence market and a newly released cloud-based Natural Language API.

https://expert.ai

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